John Mulha responded to our last post on ways to make your home more eco-friendly with even more great tips. Of course I asked if I could share the wisdom with y’all (I’m practicing my drawl for High Point). John is a lighting expert and consultant for Lutron Electronics. Here’s what John had to say:
“Dimming and automated shading play a huge role in [energy efficiency]! Being able to have a set time of the day for your shades to come down automatically not only protects furniture and hard wood floors from UV rays, but also helps keep the room cool. Also, being able to dim lights helps save energy.
By using dim-able LED’s you can go from 13 Watts to 3 Watts just by dimming it. Lutron offers retrofit, renovation, and new construction solutions to make it convenient and aesthetically pleasing. More importantly, it helps save energy in the home.”